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Four cities chosen to host B.C. Games

Young athletes use competition at the B.C. Games to springboard their careers. — submitted photo

Penticton, Abbotsford, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley are the big winners in the B.C. Games contest after Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett announced the four cities were chosen  as the host communities of the 2016 and 2018 BC Summer and Winter Games.

The host communities are as follows:

Opinion: National Post Story Says Nelson Residents Lack 'True Grit'

Opinion: National Post Story Says Nelson Residents Lack “True Grit”

An article in The National Post last week about Nelson’s dog by-law misrepresents both the town and the bylaw.

The compensation gap; why it pays to be a government worker in BC

The compensation gap; why it pays to be a government worker in BC

by Jason Clemens and Amela Karabegovic

More than three years after the end of the recession and British Columbia’s provincial government continues to struggle with deficits, which as of the last quarterly update will likely exceed $1.5 billion.

Relying on revenues to rebound enough to catch up with spending just doesn’t work as BC’s own history aptly demonstrates.

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood Propped Up by US Since 2007 Under Bush

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood Propped Up by US Since 2007 Under Bush

In 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "To Check Syria, U.S. Explores Bond With Muslim Brothers." And even then, it was noted that the Brotherhood held close links with groups the US recognizes and lists as terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Al Qaeda.

COMMENT: Mortgaging BC, one deal at a time

COMMENT: Mortgaging BC, one deal at a time

If the B.C. government is ever on the hunt for a new slogan perhaps “spending our children's inheritance” would be fitting.  Since 2001, British Columbians have been witness to the sale of key parts of B.C.'s infrastructure, transfers of its wealth to private interests and sweetheart deals for industries that can afford well-connected lobbyists.

Compost, recycling, European trade, streetcars and more: a summary of the January 21 Nelson City Council meeting

Compost, recycling, European trade, streetcars and more: a summary of the January 21 Nelson City Council meeting

This article summarizes the presentations made at the Committee of the Whole meeting on January 21, 2013.

RDCK: Major waste management changes in the works

Uli Wolf, General Manager of Environmental Services and Mike Morrison, Resource Recovery Manager with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, updated Council on the progress of plans to

Kaslo ER safe for now, residents still have 24/7 service

Residents of Kaslo still have 24/7 emergency care at Victoria Community Health Centre.

by Suzy Hamilton, The Nelson Daily

Residents of Kaslo and area have some “breathing room” now that the emergency room will stay open 24/7 at the Victorian Community Health Centre.

Interior Health (IH) announced Monday that the current 24/7 coverage will remain in effect after the January 31 deadline that was to mark the end of round-the-clock emergency care at the 12-bed health centre.

But there are still issues that need to be resolved said community committee member Maggie Winters who sat on the negotiating team.

The Harper government’s crony capitalism

The Harper government’s crony capitalism

By Mark Milke, The Fraser Institute

You might think the federal Conservatives, who added $125-billion to the federal debt since 2008 and will add another $21-billion by the end of March, might be shy about unnecessary expenditures. Alas, that’s not the case, as it appears Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his colleagues would rather hand out cash to corporate Canada instead.  

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